Grant County, IN
                                                                                           Captain John Cook
Born in Marion, Indiana in 1955, Captain John Cook graduated from Mississinewa High School and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. After serving his country in the Navy, Capt. Cook was an EMT for Marion General Hospital from 1978 to 1981 and a Warren City Police Officer from 1979 to 1981. In 1981, Capt. Cook joined the Marion Police Department until 1990, when he joined the Grant County Sheriff's Department to serve the citizens of Grant County until his death in 2009.

For 10 years In honor of Capt. Cook's dedication and service, the Grant County Sheriff's Department and the International Union of Police Associations, Local 825, offered the Captain John M. Cook Memorial Scholarship. From 2010 - 2019 the Scholarship provided $10,000 to 10 deserving Grant County high school seniors who furthered their education in a criminal justice related field at a college or university of their choice.

In 2020 the Captain John Cook Scholarship was transferred to the Community Foundation of Grant County who now manage the Captain John M Cook Memorial Fund. 

In honor of Capt. Cook's dedication and service, the Grant County Sheriff's Department and the International Union of Police Associations, Local 825, are proud to open the Captain John M. Cook Memorial Fund, as a part of the Give To Grant Collaborative with the Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana. This Fund provides flexible financial support to trusted nonprofit partners across Grant County who are responding to critical needs. The Fund also allows the Community Foundation’s Board to be nimble in their response to addressing our community’s most pressing and emerging needs, specifically with organizations working with our most vulnerable citizens. Because of this fund and the support of so many generous donors, the Captain John M. Cook Memorial Fund is making a difference for worthwhile causes and people, at the local, Grant County level. Thank you!
Learn more and donate online to the Captain John M. Cook Memorial Fund at www.GiveToGrant.org/CaptainCook.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRIOR RECIPIENTS:

2010: DEVIN DODSON
2011: HANNAH KOCHANEK
2012: CURTIS KEESEE
2013: ALLI STAGGS
2014: LYNAI FOREMAN
2015: DILLON MOSIER
2016: MARISSA GUNNING
2017: KRISTEN LENFESTY
2018: HOLLI GREER
2019: TREVOR BRANE